Run-Walk-Talk Therapy


Running and walking creates energy that allows the mind to be open to sharing feelings and working through anxious and depressive emotions. When this space is provided, you will naturally work towards making change in your life and begin accepting the past. The "hamster wheel" thoughts you once had consuming you day in and day out, will begin to lessen. You will start to feel a sense of calm in your daily life.

My Best Work

I work with individuals who have experienced trauma in their childhood, such as verbal, sexual, or physical abuse. If you've struggled with addiction due to the pain, I also work with individuals who are working on recovery from alcohol and other drugs. 

Why Movement Works

It can be very hard and challenging to discuss trauma sitting face to face. Many people become fidgety and have a difficult time sitting down and suddenly feel the urgency to flee the room. Moving your body in the process really helps work through those difficult feelings that have been bottled up for so long. When combining running or walking with therapy, you will feel better both physically and mentally.


We will run and talk at a comfortable conversational pace and rest as needed. You may chose to run or walk at anytime during the process.


We live in WI and experience the wonderful four seasoned state. I am flexible with how you'd like to do treatment. We can run or walk in any season or you can chose this as one option and also choose in-home or online therapy. The options are yours! 

Appointment Times

I'm available between 10 a.m. - 6 p.m on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. 


I'm currently pregnant and continue to walk/run. My pace has slowed with running, however, I still enjoy the movement and will continue working with individuals who prefer running/walking. I'm due in June and will let you know right away if anything changes!


Payment must be received within 24-hours in advance. I accept cash or credit card. You may pay on my website or I can send you a direct invoice. 


As of August 1, 2019 I'll be in-network with Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.



I encourage using out-of-network insurance too. Most out-of-network insurances cover 50-80% of the cost after your deductible has been met. We can work together on learning about your insurance benefits and I can call on your behalf. When you do use out-of-network, all sessions will still need to be paid in full at your scheduled time. I can provide you with a receipt (superbill) to submit for reimbursement.

Free Consultation

Have more questions or would like to schedule a free 15 - 20 minute consultation, call 608.295.4797 or email Melinda at:


Melinda Pedersen, MS, LPC, NCC

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